The University of Southampton
EnglishPart of Humanities


An English degree is your opportunity to combine pleasure with learning, exploring literature, culture and history.

You'll benefit from our highly-rated teaching and research, our adventurous range of courses, and the well-resourced and friendly environment of the University’s Avenue Campus, which was purpose-built for the Faculty of Humanities. Our academic staff are active researchers, and you'll be encouraged to develop your own skills in independent research at every level.


Finding the right course for you

  Our courses include the option to study English as a single subject or in combination with a variety of other subjects, and are informed by the latest research.    

Choosing to study here

  Southampton is a great place to study English, with excellent facilities and a vibrant campus life.    

Student satisfaction

95% of English students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching. (National Student Survey 2016)

93% of English students were satisfied or very satisfied with the teaching of their course. (National student Survey 2016)

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“Through the University's Careers and Employability Service, I recently managed to secure an internship at a literary agency.”

Beth Stephens - BA English

Annie Partridge

English Graduate

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Stephen David Watkins

English Graduate

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Reasons to Love Southampton, a Global University

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